Pakistan has built border gate in Angoor Ada, claim public reps
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and residents on Sunday claimed Pakistan had completed the construction of a gate and 80 percent works on other military installations in Angoor Ada, a border crossing straddling Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency and southeastern Paktika province.
Noor Mohammad Kharoti, a resident of Gomal district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Pakistani forces had completed construction work on the border gate while other posts were in the process of being built in the border village.
In addition, he said, Pakistan militia forces had constructed bunkers and other military compounds on the border area, but the Afghan authorities were silent over the fresh development.
Provincial Council Chief Afsar Sulimankhel confirmed the claims and said residents of the area would not accept the gate. He said there was no movement of people or trade through the border crossing to legitimise the gate’s construction on the border.
Niamatullah Babari, the deputy provincial council chief, said Pakistan had constructed military facilities and bunkers along the controversial British-era border, known as Durand Line.
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